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Home of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil has always been a hot destination. But now it's even hotter. From the party atmosphere and world-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the remote, wild jungle around the Amazon river, Brazil offers adventures to suit all kinds of travellers. It's the world's fifth largest country by both population and geography, so there's plenty to explore.